Ketan Shah's Reviews > Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement

Righteous by Lauren Sandler
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A journalist travels through America to examine the phenomenon of fundamentalist Christian Youth evangelism.Disturbing in many ways.Especially the chapters on their battle to have Creationism and Intelligent Design taught in schools ,and the description of how some elements in the US military literally believe that they're fighting a holy war in the Middle East,to bring about the end times .I also found the section about attempts to combine Church and State in America through grooming of potential law makers in Christian colleges quite fascinating. Some interesting points are raised about Secular and Christian viewpoints of similar events.For those with an interest in mass communication it makes you think about the adoption of popular culture to spread a religious message.Well worth reading . If you enjoyed this,you might enjoy the movie,Jesus Camp.For investigative reporting of another variety,check out Bill Buford's Among the Thugs.You might also enjoy The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom by Wes Nisker.
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